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Football bet brings tons of potatoes to Northwest food banks

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Food banks in Washington are about to receive 35,500 lbs of potatoes thanks to a football bet. Food banks in Washington are about to receive 35,500 lbs of potatoes thanks to a football bet.
MOSES LAKE, Wash. -

 Food banks in Washington and Oregon are about to receive over 35,000 pounds of spuds thanks to a friendly wager on a college football game.

The Washington State Potato Commission and the Oregon Potato Commission pledged 500 pounds of potatoes for every point scored by the two teams.

The Cougars won the game on Nov. 8, 39-32, so that means over 35 tons of potatoes are destined for food banks in our state. Not to be outdone, farmers matched that with another 35,500 pounds for food banks in Oregon.

The commissions are currently arranging deliveries.

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